How to DIY a Bead Weaving Loom. Americans have a long history for refining the technologies of loom beading, including the complex patterns and techniques. Their technologies used to make the beads are stable, which was by means of shaping materials and grinding. By introducing the technologies into the design from Europeans, the European bead loom even has more interesting and attractive designs. Making a bead weaving loom is easy and cost effectiveness.
In this chapter, we will explain the steps on how to DIY the bead weaving loom.
First, you need to draw the rectangle at the cardboard center, which is 4 x 12 inches. For the long end, extend the line for 2 inches, while the short end, extend the line for 3 inches.
Using a craft knife to cut the loom, indicating the extension. Please note that, do not cut along edges of the mentioned rectangle, which is used for folds, but not cuts.
In addition, using the craft knife to cut the fold lines of the original rectangle. Per the four lines, you need to hold the straight edge along. With the help from the straightedge, you need to cut some parts on the cardboard. After the cutting completed, you only have one cardboard piece.
Fold the 2-inch extensions along the sides of the rectangle for the upward direction. You might try to fold few times in order to make the extensions are perpendicular to the mentioned rectangle. Similarly, you need to follow the same process to fold the 3-inch extensions.
You might find that the extensions meet with each other. At the meeting points, you are required to glue them.
Until the drying of the glue, you need to press or hold the extensions together. Straight pints might be applied to fix the positions of the extensions.
Starting from the edges for ¼ inch of the loom at short side, you need to cut 18 slits which is 1/8 inch deep. The slits shall be 3/16-inch apart, which is used to hold the beading loom.
Below the slits for 1 1/4 inches, poke a hole by means of the screw. Screw the screw into cardboard, but leaving 1/8 inch above between the cardboard and the screw head. The screw is used to tie warp threads.
Thus, DIY a Bead Weaving Loom.
From the above discussion, you shall understand the simple steps on how to DIY a Bead Weaving Loom. They are only the basic steps to bead loom. If you would like to have more advanced techniques and patterns, you need to spend some time to practice. The cost to bead loom using the above steps are cheap. For example, the cost of buying the cardboard, craft knife, glue, shall not be expensive. Having a beautiful bead loom does not require you purchase expensive resources and equipment. When you find any problems to bead loom, you are encouraged to check in the website, or ask the professional in the loom store. They shall be happy to answer any questions from you. At the same, you can also purchase the relevant resources from them- Bead Weaving Loom.